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Virtual directory to another server? I need ideas.

I have a pretty decent shopping cart program that I have hosted on my server and many websites on that local server use it. I now have an option to get over 100 clients that want to use this system but they do not host their websites with me (for a variety of reasons). I want to add a neat little file on their machine that will pull the code remotely and work.

Basically, they have their header/footer file and index page on their machine. I will add a new page called ‘shop.asp” but that’s where I’m getting stuck. Shop.asp would be the main page of their ‘store’ and it would pull the products from the database on MY server which they mange using my manger tools on MY server. That part I already did.

The issues I’m having is:
I currently made it work using iframes, where the iframe is pulling in the src=”myserverdomain.com/shopfrontpage.asp” but it’s using MY stylesheet, not theirs and if I open a dbconn before the iframe, the iframe ignores it.

I don’t want them to have ANY cod eon their location, I don’t want people stealing any parts of it so I need it as compact as possible.

Some ideas I was looking into

My most favorite pick: A virtual directory pointing to a remote path, currently I see that IIS only allows local paths. I couldn’t figure out how to do this.

Maybe a subdomain on that remote server to point to our IP such as shop.domain.com and that solves a lot of problems? I don’t know how or if it can be done

Least favorite: Building a .net application ? I want to stay away form it because I don’t know .NET, programmers are expensive and it’s too new for me.
Jan 17 '07 #1
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UPDATE: the virtual directory to an external url works! The trouble is I made it go to let’s say alias STORE goes to url http://www.storeapplication.com/

But if I want to include the file “http://www.storeapplication.com/storespecials.asp” (which is on MY server, it doesn’t find it.
Jan 17 '07 #2

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